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Mountain Biking in Mid Wales

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Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AD, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/bwlchnantyrarian

The ‘Pendam’ Trail is a roller coaster ride of fantastic purpose built single track that weaves its way through conifer plantations, down steep side slopes and along deep river valleys.
Grade: difficult
Distance: 9km
Time: 1 - 2hrs

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre
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Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AD, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/bwlchnantyrarian

Cycle Route: Summit Trail

The ‘Summit’ Trail is a roller coaster ride of fantastic purpose built single track that weaves its way through conifer plantations, down steep side slopes and along deep river valleys.
Grade: difficult
Distance: 16km
Time: 1.5 - 2.5hrs

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  • Miles: 10
  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre
Visit Wales VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AD, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/bwlchnantyrarian

Cycle Route: Syfydrin

The Syfydrin Trail takes in the entire existing Summit trail with its fantastic swooping, flowing singletrack, and adds to it by leading you out onto the high open hills with stunning views.
Grade: severe
Distance: 35km
Time: 3 - 5hrs

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  • Miles: 21
  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cwm Rhaeadr

Nr Cilycwm village, Carmarthenshire, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/cwmrhaeadr

The trail delivers stunning views over this scenic little valley, and quality singletrack riding to match. You will catch great views of the waterfall as it drops over a rocky ledge where it pours off the Mynydd Mallaen. Starts: Picnic Site

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  • Access: Cwm Rhaeadr Picnic Site
  • Duration: 45mins
  • Miles: 7
  • Rail station: Llandovery (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Beast Mountain
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 01341 440747, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

This is the trail everyone aspires to ride. It's long, it's tough, it will stretch you physically, mentally and has left many broken souls!
OS Grid Reference: SH 725 272

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  • Access: Difficult
  • Duration: 3-6hrs
  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre
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Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HZ, Tel: 0300 065 4648, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/coedybrenin

Located in Snowdonia National Park, Coed y Brenin offers some of the most exciting, Mountain Biking routes in Wales. From the novice to the expert, there are miles of challenging trails to test your skills, what ever your level.

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  • Rail station: Barmouth (15 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Garwnant Visitor Centre
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Cwmtaf, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2HU, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/garwnant

The Rowan Trail can be started from Garwnant Visitor Centre in Coed Taf Fawr which is part of Brecon Beacons National Park Forests. Merthyr Tydfil is the nearest town or village.

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  • Duration: 5 - 15 minutes
  • Rail station: Merthyr Tydfil (7 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Brecon

Powys, LD3 7AD, Tel: 01874 623366, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/breconbeacons

Cycle Route: The Gap Route 38km

The Gap Mountain Bike Trail, or the Brecon Red route as it is known is 24 miles, 38 km. This is one of the all time classics of the Beacons taking in the Taff Trail, the Brecon Canal, the Brinore Tramway and the very popular Gap Road.

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  • Miles: 24
  • Rail station: Abergavenny (20 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Llanwrtyd Wells

Powys, LD5 4RW, Tel: 01591 610666, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/cambrianmountains

IRFON FOREST OFF-ROAD CIRCUIT
Distance 24km (I5m)
Time 2.5 - 3hrs

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  • Rail station: Llanwrtyd Wells (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Mountain Biker in Wales

Powys, LD5 4RW, Tel: 01591 610666, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/cambrianmountains

LLYN BRIANNE & THE DEVIL'S STAIRCASE
Distance 62km (38.5m)
Time 3 - 5 hrs

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  • Rail station: Llanwrtyd Wells (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Llanwrtyd Wells

Powys, LD5 4RW, Tel: 01591 610666, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/cambrianmountains

MYNYDD TRAWSNANT OFF-ROAD LOOP
Distance 27.6km (17.2m)
Time 3-4hrs

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  • Access: Neuadd Arms
  • Duration: 3-4Hours
  • Miles: 17
  • Rail station: Llanwrtyd Wells (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Llanwrtyd Wells

Powys, LD5 4RW, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/cambrianmountains

THE GARN OFF-ROAD LOOP
Distance 17.5km (10miles)
Time 1.5-2hr

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  • Access: Llanwrtyd Wells Square
  • Duration: 1.5-2hours
  • Miles: 10
  • Rail station: Llanwrtyd Wells (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Llanwrtyd Wells

Powys, LD5 4RW, Tel: 01591 610666, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/cambrianmountains

VICTORIA WELLS OFF-ROAD CIRCUIT
Distance 12.9km (8m)
Time I - 1.5hr

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  • Access: Llanwrtyd Wells Square
  • Duration: 1-1.5Miles
  • Miles: 8
  • Rail station: Llanwrtyd Wells (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Talgarth
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Talgarth, Brecon, Powys, LD3 OBW, Tel: 01874 623366, Email, www.showmewales.co.uk/breconbeacons

Cycle Route: Grwyne Fawr Reservoir Route 52km

This Black Mountains classic route, to the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, is 32 miles, 52km long. It is a genuine black (difficult) route reaching heights of 700m with very open hill country.

 
 
 
Brechfa Forest

Abergorlech, Carmarthenshire, UK, Tel: 0300 065 3000, Email, www.naturalresources.wales/brechfa

Gateway to the Gorlech MB trail

This is an alternative starting point for the Gorlech mountain bike trail with ample parking and information boards.Grid Ref: SN 553394

 
 
 
Brechfa Forest

Abergorlech, Carmarthenshire, UK, Tel: 0300 065 4648, www.naturalresources.wales/brechfa

Cycle Route: Grade: Difficult

The Gorech Trail is the first of three new mountain bike trails for the forest. Designed by Rowan Sorrell, the route is made up of
three big climbs and descents stretching over its 19km.

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  • Access: Climb: 1071m
  • Duration: 1.5 - 3 hours
  • Miles: 12
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Rhayader

Powys, LD6 5BU, www.showmewales.co.uk/cambrianmountains

To the west of Rhayader there is a superb network of tracks that very in difficulty from easy family trails alongside the reservoirs to very tough moorland crossings only to be undertaken by the very fit.

 
 
 
Dyfi Forest

Powys, SY20 8AE, Email, www.dyfimountainbiking.org.uk/climachx/

Cycle Route: ClimachX

The Climach-X trail resides in the southern section of the Dyfi forest, 4.6 miles north of Machynlleth near the village of Ceinws on the A487.

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  • Access: Ceinws
  • Miles: 9
  • Rail station: Machynlleth (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
 
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